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Advisory Circulars
2012 Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 (2909 reads)


The 2012 version of the Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide will not be released until Feb. 2013. Until its release, the 2009 version remains in effect as numerous Helicopter Support Kits have already been distributed from the cache system with the 2009 version.



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Advisory Circulars
MD Helicopters Model 369 Series/500N/600N
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 (2242 reads)


The FAA Flight Operations Evaluation Board has revised the Master Minimum Equipment List for MD Helicopters Model 369 Series/500N/600N helicopters.



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Advisory Circulars
Flight Advisory: GPS Interference Testing
Friday, July 06, 2012 (2052 reads)


During testing, the GPS signal may be unreliable or unavailable within a 15NMR and centered at 381542N/0762602W or the location also known as the PXT VOR 225.3 degree radial at 2.2 NM from 50 FT AGL to FL400 and above.



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Advisory Circulars
Airworthiness Bulletin: Eurocopter In-Flight Engine Shutdown
Friday, June 15, 2012 (2927 reads)


The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to alert owners and operators of Eurocopter AS350 B, B1, B2 and BA helicopters regarding a risk of in-flight engine shutdown due to restricted fuel flow thru the optional "oil to fuel heater."



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Advisory Circulars
Airworthiness Bulletin: Unintentional Reset During Turns
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 (2105 reads)


The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to advise owners and operators of the Garmin G500/G500H/G600 systems, and all G900X, G950, G1000, G1000H, Cirrus Perspective, and Embraer Prodigy Integrated Flight Deck Systems with GRS 77 software versions 2.10 through 3.02 and GRS 77H software version 3.50, of an unintentional reset during sustained bank turns.



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Advisory Circulars
Airworthiness Bulletin: Emergency Locator Transmitter Fasteners
Monday, June 04, 2012 (2128 reads)


The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin to inform emergency locator transmitter manufacturers as well as installers and aircraft maintenance personnel of a concern with the ability of hook and loop style fasteners to retain their designed capability to restrain emergency locator transmitters during accident impact.



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